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  1. ahoyinterjection

    Used to hail a ship, a boat or a person, or to attract attention.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ahoy

    a term used in hailing; as, "Ship ahoy."

    Etymology: [OE. a, interj. + hoy.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ahoy

    a-hoi′, interj. a nautical term used in hailing. [Form of interj. Hoy.]

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  1. Ahoy

    From Aoi, the battle cry of the Norsemen as they ran their galleys upon the enemy.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ahoy in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ahoy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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    be contingent upon (something that is elided)
    • A. moan
    • B. demolish
    • C. jeopardize
    • D. depend

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